Sony PMW EX1

The Sony PMW EX1 records to SxS ExpressCard media and was the first in a new range of professional HD cameras from Sony. Designed to exploit the high performance of SxS PRO memory cards, it combines non-linear XDCAM workflow with HD quality images that are extremely high quality for  a compact camcorder and multiple frame rate recording capability (including 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P). The EX1 is also 1080i/720P switchable.


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Discounts available on longer term hires

The Sony PMW EX1 – HD features and performance worthy of a much more expensive professional camera, all housed in camcorder body, and a worthy successor to the immensely popular Z1.

Images are captured via three 1/2-inch CMOS sensors and processed into a variety of HD video formats. If you require standard- definition video then all you have to do is down convert when you play out from the camera to your capture device.

While heftier than the Z1, the Sony PMW EX1 is still fairly light and manageable, and, according to one happy user, if you set your scene up smartly, you will need almost no lighting. If you want to move a step up from the EX1, then be sure to check out the Sony PMW EX3. A professional camera that still stays on the budgeted size of hire prices.

  • 14x Fujinon professional HD lens
  • Large ½ inch sensors for excellent sensitivity and depth of field characteristics
  • A single 16-GB memory card can record up to 70 minutes of HD video and audio